Private Animal Experiences

Zoo Boise offers a variety of private animal experiences. There is sure to be one that piques your interest and fits your schedule. These experiences also make great gifts for birthdays, Valentine’s Day, or any special occasion.

Schedule at Least One Week In Advance

To inquire if a specific date is available prior to purchase please contact coordinator .

Private Animal Experiences:

Multi Animal Feeding

$60

Observation of multiple animals receiving their daily meals.
Available at 10AM and 3PM daily, depending on animal group.

  • Cost – $60 for first person, $20 for each additional person (fees are required for ages 3+)
  • Touching – No
  • Feeding – No

Anteater Feeding

$30

A chance to feed one of our anteaters.
Available at 2:30 or 4:15PM daily.

  • Cost – $30 for first person, $20 for each additional person (fees are required for ages 3+)
  • Touching – No
  • Feeding – Yes

Giraffe Experience

$35

A chance to feed the giraffes.
Available at 11AM and 3PM daily, depending on weather.

  • Cost – $35 first person, $20 each additional person (fees are required for ages 3+)
  • Touching – No
  • Feeding – Yes

Sand Cat Training Experience

$35

Observation of a sand cat training session.
Available at 9:30AM daily.

  • Cost – $35 for first person, $20 for each additional person (fees are required for ages 3+)
  • Touching – No
  • Feeding – No

Aldabra Tortoise Experience

$35

Meet Mr. Mac, a 375 pound, 100+ year old giant tortoise.
Available Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 11AM or 1PM.

  • Cost – $35 first person, $20 each additional person (fees are required for ages 3+, max group size is four people)
  • Touching – Yes
  • Feeding – Yes

Fully enclosed shoes must be worn to participate in this experience. NO exceptions!

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For Private Animial Experiences

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Private Animal Experience Rules & Guidelines

  • All private animal experiences must be booked at least one week in advance after purchase date, and are subject to availability.
  • Purchase must be made prior to selecting your date. You will be contacted by zoo staff upon purchase for scheduling. To inquire if a specific date is available prior to purchase please contact us HERE.
  • If necessary, Private Animal Experiences may be cancelled or rescheduled by zoo staff based upon animal needs. If cancelled by the zoo, a full refund will be issued.
  • Private Animal Experiences are nonrefundable, but may be rescheduled with a 24 hour notice.
  • All experiences are animal dependent and full cooperation cannot be guaranteed.
  • Zoo admission is not included with Private Animal Experiences and must be purchased separately.
  • Only one Private Animal Experience can be booked per day.
  • Waivers are required for some experiences.
  • At least one paid adult is required to accompany all children under the age of 18.
  • Gift certificates may be purchased on our online store.
  • Pictures are welcomed, so bring your cameras!

When you register for a class or program with the Zoo Boise/City of Boise, this Personal Release Statement is implied: I understand that the registered activities and services may have an element of hazard or inherent danger and I take full responsibility for my actions and physical condition. I agree to indemnify and hold harmless the Friends of Zoo Boise, Zoo Boise, the City of Boise and its employees from any liability loss, cost, or expense (including attorney’s fees, medical, and ambulance costs) that I may incur while participating in the activities at the zoo. I give my consent to use any photographs or videotape taken of me in future promotional or marketing materials.